Sempiak Villa’s are beautiful and isolated. Situated in Selong Belanak, they hug a small hill, overlooking a vast amount of farmland and an isolated beach. The villa’s themselves (of which there are only 12) are well designed and we stayed in both the two bedroom and the three bedroom villa which have their own infinity pools with a wet edge overlooking the beach. There are some great places to sit and meditate in the tranquility, and plenty of space to stretch out and do yoga, overlooking the farms and rice fields below.
What we loved about it is that the location is very raw. Local kids swim naked at the beach, crabs crawl all over the sand, roosters and chickens run about and cattle is herded along the beach in the afternoons. The beach water we hear is clearer at other times of year, and although it didn’t have any rubbish, it was not crystal clear. Monkey’s come visit your villa early in the morning and late in the afternoon, and play at the pool’s edge and in the trees. The downside (or upside depending on how you view this) is that there isn’t any internet. Correction, there is, but the connection is SO slow, there may as well not be any!) We thankfully took our own Ayurvedic bug spray (and recommend you take your own), as there are a lot of mosquito’s and bugs in the evening. It’s fabulously hot, so you want to eat outside, and you will need to come 5pm close up the villa and turn on the air conditioning and keep out monkeys and bugs.
All in all, a great place to stay either as a couple, or with a small group, we definitely recommend it.
See the other places we stayed here.
All photo’s by Jacqui Lewis taken for The Broad Place